Gunstock Mountain is an awesome ski destination in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. It features incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Ossipee Range and even Mount Washington. If you are looking for some fantastic views in a quick ascent, this is a great option.
Distance: 2.2 Miles Round Trip (1.77 km)
Height: 2,245 feet (684 meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,140 feet (347 meters)
Duration: 2 hours
Gunstock Mountain Trail – 2.2 Miles round Trip – 1,148 Feet Elevation Gain
There are various ways to summit Gunstock, but the most popular and direct route to the summit is the Gunstock Mountain Trail located on Carriage Road in Gilford.
The Gunstock Mountain trail trailhead is located off of Carriage Road in Gilford (directions below), while the brook trail is located at Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort Parking lot.
Other routes include the Brook Trail, the overlook trail, and the ridge trail from Mount Rowe.
Brook Trail – 3.2 Miles Round Trip – 1,270 Feet Elevation Gain
This route begins at the Gunstock Mountain ski area parking and heads up near ski trails and does cross a few. This is an awesome route that features views on the way up, as well as at the summit.
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Hikers may also choose to hike Mount Rowe with Gunstock in a 4.7 mile loops.
To Gunstock Mountain Trailhead
To Brook Trail
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind around 0 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
A chance of snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 8am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. South wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
A chance of rain showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
A chance of rain showers before 8pm, then rain likely between 8pm and midnight, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
A chance of snow before 2pm, then a chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
A chance of snow showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
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